For more than 20 years we have travelled to Chincoteague, staying in homes of friends, renting cottages &, for shorter stays, booking rooms at one or the other of the two waterfront national chain hotels. Our daughter (30) took note of the Inn and its advertised Teas when we were on the Island the weekend of July 4, this year. My wife & she went to a mid-week Tea and came back to the cottage raving about the Inn Keeper Barbara's bountiful Tea, which included sandwiches, scones, desserts and cookies. As a surprise I booked a room (The Scarborough) shortley thereafter as a surprise for our 39th Wedding Anniversary. We spent two nights & were lovingly attended to by Barbara, her husband David, & staff. The Inn is perfect for a long weekend, if you just want to get away and not worry about gathering up beach paraphanalia. It's like staying at a friend's house in the country. No plasma TVs (not TVs at all), no phones in the room, no Jacuzzi ... but lots of good books, comfy furniture, impeccable linens, and very special breakfasts, & Teas (the latter if you wish to partake, offered 3 times a week). The garden is a truly English cottage garden, brimming over with phlox, trumpet vine, and divided into quaint outdoor rooms, and cats that doze in the sun. The best aspect of one's stay is Barbara's attentiveness & kindnesses. One example, when she saw in my hand a bottle of champagne and two wine glasses, she all but insisted that we must have the loan of her silver champagne cooler, proper champagne glasses and a tea towel. Barbara previously worked at the British embassy & everything one might associate with diplomacy, jolly good fun and the best of England, Barbara personifies. David, her husband, clearly has had a full life, doing other things, but he now he is a stalwart soldier, more than doing his duty in Barbara's campaign to win all persons over by ever being a charming, gracious hostess.
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